Black Poetry : Remember the days

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  1. Defiantson

    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Remember the days
    Remember those day when hop scotch
    And jump rope filled our days
    When just being a kid
    Meant more then trying to
    Be grown and afraid.
    Remember the days when happy days
    came every Christmas, Easter,
    and all the good holidays....
    Yeah those where the days...
    The days when being a child
    Was fun and not full of puns
    The days when every Sunday
    Seemed like a holiday
    See you could smell the food cooking
    While moms, grandmas, and aunties
    Where in the kitchen slaving
    Over Sunday dinners
    And daddy and the rest of the men
    Enjoyed watching football
    And other simple pleasures
    Yeah those where the days....
    Remember the days when hip hop
    Was more then just a new beginning
    See those days it was fun
    We could sit out side
    On the stoops of the brownstones
    Listening to Kwame, Slick Rick
    Who was called Ricky D back in the day
    And when it became political we listened to
    Rakim, KRS-1, and finally Public Enemy
    Trying to fight the revolution with them
    And then, then it happened we all grew up
    Still wondering about those days
    And speaking of times
    Such as these
    Yeah those where the days.....​


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  2. 4EVERLUV

    4EVERLUV Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is really nice. It made me remeber playing hop scotch, dodge ball, jacks. :) Man, todays youth don't know nothing about that. They want to sit in front of the T.V., and play PS2. Thank you for reminding how fun it was back then.
    Much Luv
     
  3. IfUComeSoftly

    IfUComeSoftly Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    lol... defianston i'm not mad at the shameless dispay of selfpromotion... lmao... j/k... do your thing sug...

    i actually thought of making something like this before.... never did get around to it...

    remember the the days when
    a man stratching your dandruff,
    greasing yoru scalp, and playing
    in your hair was the norm and
    was the next best feeling around
    it told you of orgasms to come
    before you understood what that meant
    remember the days when your
    grandmama popped you on
    the shoulder with a hot straightening
    comb claiming that that sizzling
    noise was only grease and sweat
    Remember the days when
    25 cent could get a freeze cup,
    bag of cookies and candy
    filled with butter cookies, smiling jacks
    chic-o-stixs, cigerette bumble gum,
    peanut butter candy, pixie sticks
    and a butt whipping cause all of that
    came from MaMuh's house
    bka the boot leg house
    Remember the days when
    your mama not only had the right
    to knock fire from you *** in public
    it was also expected by the elders
    especaiily when you violated
    the first true shopping rule
    Don't touch shhh Don't ask for shhh
    Remember the days when you
    played and played to your heart's
    content with games of hop scotch,
    truth or dare, hide and go get it, horse,
    freeze tag, double dutch, jaunin, snaps
    or when the street lights ame on
    then you betta hitail it home
    or else head it to the one neighborhood
    mama everybody's mama knew and trusted
    Remember the days when every
    fussin or whippin you got started
    with the phrase,, " You better not EVER,
    as long as you're black, live, and breathe."
    when she only 'beat' you cause she 'loves' you
    Remember the day when everybody
    was mannish and everybody knew what
    mannish was and everybody knew they
    would get a whippin from everybody's
    mama involved if caught being mannish
    Remember the days when you had to
    go to church no only every Sunday but
    also every other day your grandmama
    told you that you had to go--point blank
    when vacation bible school was 'saving' you
    at the same time saving your mama daycare money
    Remember the days when you didn't have a name
    you were just Mae Fannie's child. Or
    whent eh one physical feature you hated
    was the one physical feature that made
    you a Battle, a Jones, a Willis
    mmhh "You got them Battle hips."
    Remember the days when you
    didn't have to worry about anything
    your grandmamas, mama, aunts,
    uncles, daddy, cousins, neighbors,
    friends of the family, grandaddies
    worried about it for you when
    dipping in grown folks business
    and conversation was the quickest
    way to get into trouble especailly
    if you ever dared to repeat what was said
    when grown folks spelled words
    when they didn't want you to know
    usually curse words, names and locations
    Remember when life was simple
     
  4. 4EVERLUV

    4EVERLUV Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Softly:
    That was great. I laughed and giggled as I read it I remember so much of that stuff. Nice scribe poet.
    Much Luv.
     
  5. Defiantson

    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    If I don't put myself out there who will, I am a artist and I am hungry so I must do what ever I need to do to eat. I have shared many stages with high profile poets. Anyways thanks for the love.

    Mannie
     
  6. IfUComeSoftly

    IfUComeSoftly Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    brotha.. just in case you did not know... i was joking...there's notihng wrong with trying to eat... your work stands out to me... anyhoo.. thanks for reminding me of those days...
     
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    defiantson, papi loved it. hey i drop some im and never got a reply whats up with that. im just messing missed ya. flo on papi.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    I remember so much as my mind revisit them days back when !
     
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    Thanks for jogging my memory. Sometimes a good reminisce is better for your :heart: than chicken soup:love:
     
  10. Defiantson

    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for all the love people.
     
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